The human body undergoes changes from its fetal state to the last moments of its life. These changes are constant and are driven by different biological reasons. It is important to follow and understand each of these metamorphoses because these are sometimes signs that our body sends to warn us probably of imminent danger.
Generally, when something goes wrong in our body, symptoms begin to manifest themselves. One must be very attentive and vigilant when they appear because these symptoms can be of paramount importance. Recognizing the first signs of a disease, in fact, makes it possible to heal it in time, especially when it comes to cancer.
16 signs of cancer:
Here is a list of things that can be indicators of cancer:
16 – An unexplained weight loss:
Losing weight is one of the main symptoms of cachexia, which itself is slimming the body of the order of 10 to 20% of initial body weight. This case accompanies cancers of the stomach or esophagus. Unexplained weight loss occurs when the cancer attacks and interferes with the function of the liver.
15 – Chronic heartburn:
Heartburn lasting longer than 3 weeks may be a sign of cancer of the stomach or esophagus.
14 – Intestinal disorders:
A sudden or persistent change in intestinal transit is one of the symptoms of colorectal cancer. Constipation that worsens or that appears suddenly also and lasts a long time.
13 – Difficulty swallowing:
If you swallow hard, you feel pain or a burning sensation by eating food, it may remind us of painful sore throats. Except that this effect does not dissipate after treatment against angina. This may indicate the presence of a tumor that blocks the throat or esophagus.
12 – Frequent fevers:
In general, fever is a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection. In the case of cancers, the fever is prolonged. Indeed, if your temperature is unstable or reaches beyond 38.5 degrees for a duration that exceeds 48 hours it is recommended to consult your doctor.
11 – Unexplained fatigue:
Intense fatigue that does not result from physical exertion is one of the most well-known symptoms in people with cancer. When fatigue becomes troublesome and handicaps our daily activities, it is highly recommended to talk to your doctor.
10 – Respiratory difficulty (shortness of breath):
Shortness of breath in the case of cancer is due to the narrowing of the airways. If you experience constant and uncomfortable shortness of breath, it may indicate lung cancer.
9 – Chronic Cough:
A persistent, itchy cough with chest pain, change in voice tone (hoarseness), fatigue, and weight loss may be clear symptoms of lung tumors or leukemia.
8 – Swelling of the abdomen:
This can be a sign of ovarian cancer, especially if this swelling is accompanied by pelvic pain and the feeling of a full bladder.
7 – Jaundice:
One of the most telling signs of a liver problem and a gallbladder dysfunction is jaundice. There is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, this is linked to liver cancer.
6 – Hematoma:
When a mass develops in any part of the body, it must cause concern. This can be in the form of masses in the chest, neck, belly, testicles, arms … etc. If these masses last a long time, they can indicate cancer.
5 – Changing the appearance of moles:
4 – Changing the appearance of the nails:
the nails are excellent indicators of our state of health. When there is an abnormality the appearance of the nails changes: if they become pale or spotted in brown or black, this can be a clear sign of several types of cancer, such as skin, liver, or cancer lung.
3 – Abdominal pain :
prolonged pain in the lower abdomen or in the pelvic area may indicate different types of cancer: cancer of the ovaries, breast, colon, rectum or cancer of the uterus.
2 – Unjustified pain:
Chronic pain that has no explanation and lasts about a month can be a sign of cancer of the bones or testicles.
1 – Abnormal bleeding:
If you find blood in the urine or in your stool, it may mean that you have cancer of the bladder, kidneys, or bowel. For women, bleeding between menstruation or after menopause may be a sign of uterine cancer.